After reading that Some airlines will now charge overweight passangers extra, because the AIRLINES seats are to small for even normal people, it just heightend my sense that we need another alternative besides flying. The airlines have gotten too cocky. They know we can't live without them, so they think they can get away with just about anything as far as charging the customer goes... So here's a question... I was reading up on the 'Bullet Trains' of Japan. These suckers go 300+ MPH, obviously alot faster than your average Amtrack. So, here's my suggestion. Would it be possible to create a train system that goes across country like one giant monorail? Replace all mini airports with Bullet Train Stations. Major ones would still be needed for over sea travel, of course. Security would still be there, like on airplaines. But instead of mindless random searches; where they let someone who looks like a street bum walk by, yet stops some kid with a barbie doll; have a highly sensative metal detector that would go off if even so much as a hair pin was on a person. Of course, there would be armed police security afterwords looking for anything out of the ordinary.. Once customers went through this, onto the bullet train. Seats would be spaced out, and there would be some kind of observation deck for people to watch what scenery they could go by. The only problem I could see would be building a route that could take it safley across the country.. Or around it, quite possibly. Any ideas on this?